Random Noise March 2016

March 27, 2016
Dennis Thompson


The spectacle of NAB is just a few weeks away.  The newsletter includes a schedule specific to SBE events with links when possible. Check it out as there might some items of interest you’ll want to fit into your schedule between Saturday and Thursday. SBE members can receive $100 off the non-NAB member conference registration rate when using the code EP09 through April 1. The same code may also be used for a free Exhibits-Only registration. After April 1, NAB adds a $25 fee to the Exhibits-Only pass. Use this special link to use your discount .  The Society of Broadcast Engineers Exhibit Booth is located at the north end of the LVCC South Hall, Second floor Lobby (Booth L30).  The SBE Book Store will be open and there will be plenty of logo items available.SBE Booth at the 2015 NAB Show Information on SBE Certification, education programs, and professional liability insurance will be available. Membership renewals can be transacted and new member applications will be accepted. A $200 Fry’s Electronics gift card will be given away each day – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The SBE will hold its spring membership meeting on April 19 during the 2016 NAB Show. All members and friends of the SBE are invited. NAB Show credentials are not required. A special memento will be given to the first 135 people in attendance and some great prizes will be given away, including a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, a $250 Fry’s Electronics gift card, three $25 dinner gift cards and two SBE hats. Following the membership meeting, from 7 to 8 p.m., will be the SBE Member Reception in the same room, LVCC S225, for members and friends of the SBE. Food and beverage will be provided and a drawing for more prizes will be held, including five $100 B&H Photo gift cards, compliments of Gold Sponsor, B&H Photo, and a copy of the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook, compliments of the SBE.

Thanks to Edmer Archila and Jim Zahn who noticed the audio cutting out on the 162.400MHz feed from the Hanford NWS. This caused failed reception of the March 23 RWT from the NWS on most (if not all) EAS decoders. Thanks to those who chimed in on the sbe-tech list to confirm. According to Jim Dudley of the National Weather Service the issue with getting audio from Hanford to Bear Mt. has been resolved.

This months meeting will be a no host lunch at the Clovis HomeTown Buffet. Pay as you enter and meet in the back banquet room at noon on Thursday March 31st–see you there.

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